The London-based institute is Intel's first research centre and hub looking at how technologies can improve the social and economic development of cities globally.

US-based semiconductor company Intel and UK universities UCL and Imperial College London have teamed up on a Sustainable Connected Cities research institute.

The London-based institute is Intel’s first research centre and hub looking at how technologies can improve the social and economic development of cities globally.

Stephen Caddick, VP Enterprise at University College London, said: "Now, more than ever, it is vital that universities collaborate with each other and with businesses on projects such as this. Delivering research which can be taken out of the lab and onto the market will create new business opportunities and jobs, and contribute to the growth of the UK economy, which we so urgently need."

Justin Rattner, Intel chief technology officer and director of Intel Labs, said: "In 2050, most of the nine billion people in the world will live in cities. Therefore the demands of cities will be highly representative of the…

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